Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 i request the following documents:
EasyCount Senate NATA Accreditation Report

Yours faithfully,

Morgan Bennett

Australian Electoral Commission

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Dear Mr Bennett

I refer to your request dated 15 April 2022 7:05 PM for access to
documents (your ‘FOI Request’) relating to EasyCount Senate NATA
Accreditation under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Apology

At the outset, I wish to apologise for the delay in processing your FOI
Request. Your FOI Request was overlooked in the rush of work undertaken by
the AEC following the issue on 11 April 2022 of writs for the 2022 Federal
Election.

Your FOI Request is now deemed to have been refused on 15 May 2022 as a
consequence of the operation of section 15AC of the FOI Request.

Scope of your FOI Request

I have taken your request to be for:

EasyCount Senate NATA Accreditation Report.

My understanding is that you seek only the final report and that you seek
it for latest time that the EasyCount Senate software was accredited.
Please note that the AEC accredits the EasyCount Senate Software each time
it issues a new version of the Software.

How your FOI Request will be processed.

Having regard to the guidance at paragraph 3.161 of the guidelines issued
by the Australian Information Commissioner under section 93A of the FOI
Act, the AEC will process your FOI Request and provide you with a
statement of reasons for the decision that it makes about the request.

We received your request on 15 April 2022 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You
should therefore have had a decision from us by 15 May 2022. We will now
expedite the processing of your FOI Request.

Given that your FOI Request is deemed to have been refused, no processing
charge will apply.

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Yours sincerely

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Australian Electoral Commission

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Dear Australian Electoral Commission,

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 i request the following
documents:

EasyCount Senate NATA Accreditation Report

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Morgan Bennett

 

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